- Cu deposition in 10-5 mbar O2 on Au(111)
- Post-annealing in vacuum at temperatures between 450 and 700 K
- Water adsorption at 100 K probed via STM, TDS and IRAS
- flat and homogenous films with Cu2O stoichiometry according to XPS
- Several terminations (hexagonal, stripes, donuts) at different annealing temperatures
- Dominant phase: hexagonal lattice with 6Å periodicity
- Fundamental gap: 2.0 eV (smaller than bulk)
- Cu 4s surface state in unoccupied part of gap
- Surface state vanishes in CuCus-poor structures
- Zero order desorption at 155 K due to amorphous solid water
- First-order peak at 175 K from H2O monolayer
- → H2O physisorption to oxygen-terminated Cu2O(111) surface
- Cyclic water clusters at low coverage
- Growth of monolayer H2O islands starting from step edges
- Short-ranged hexagonal order in H2O islands reflecting weak template effect of the Cu2O surface
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